BALT has been key in training legal observers and directing observers at various protests and actions. Legal Observers (“LO’s”) are the eyes and ears of the legal team – they are tasked with observing and recording incidents and the activities of law enforcement in relation to protests. Legal Observers document any arrest, any use of force, any intimidating display of force, any denial to public space, and all other behavior on the behalf of law enforcement that limits protesters’ ability to express their viewpoint.  Legal Observers also serve as a deterrent to illegal and unconstitutional behavior on behalf of law enforcement – because police officers are less likely to engage in unconstitutional behavior when they know it will be documented and reported.